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The lives of the novelists : a history of fiction in 294 lives

Author: John Sutherland
Publisher: London : Profile, 2011.
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This is the most complete history of fiction in English ever published. The world's greatest authority - arguably the only person who could have written it, John Sutherland - provides the lives of some 294 novelists writing in English, from the genre's seventeenth-century origins to the present day. Arranged in chronological order the novelist's lives are opinionated, informative, frequently funny and often  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Sutherland
ISBN: 9781846681578 184668157X 9781847653437 184765343X
OCLC Number: 751744734
Description: xiii, 818 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: John Sutherland.

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Provides the lives of some 294 novelists writing in English, from the genre's seventeenth-century origins to the present day. This book shows the changing forms of the genre, and how the aspirations  Read more...

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